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Types of Vegetarianism

Types of Vegetarianism

Lacto-ovo

A person who chooses to eat eggs and dairy products. Ovo means eggs and “lacto” means dairy.

Lacto

A person who eats only dairy products. Lacto-vegetarians do not eat meat, chicken, fish or eggs.

Vegan

A person who follows a strict vegetarian diet, avoiding any animal, milk, cheese, eggs, or honey. (Many vegans also choose not to wear any clothes containing animal products, such as leather, wool, or silk as well as any makeup tested on animals.)

Fruitarian

A type of vegan diet where few processed or cooked foods are eaten. Consists mainly of raw fruit, grains and nuts. Fruitarians believe only plant foods that can be harvested without killing the plant should be eaten.

Macrobiotic

A diet followed for spiritual and philosophical reasons. It aims to maintain a balance between foods seen as yin or yang. There are 10 levels, each more restrictive. Not all levels are vegetarian, though each level gradually eliminates animal products. The highest levels eliminate fruits and vegetables, resulting in a brown-rice diet.

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